Raising the tone: the bagpipe and the baroque

The conventional history of our ‘national instrument’ fails to support our conviction of its antiquity and continuity, and an ancient Great Highland Bagpipe is difficult to detect in the surviving material culture. What survives offers a lively story of links to Europe and the Baroque era and transcends national identities of Scotland’s, Ireland’s and England’s bagpipes.

Join Professor Hugh Cheape for a fascinating talk looking at the links between the Bagpipe as we know it and the baroque era. This talk will be in The National Piping Centre Auditorium at 12noon.

Date & Time: Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 12:00


Venue: The National Piping Centre

Tickets: Free